SCAD Electronic Prototyping class was given the theme to design motion for emotion using Arduino Programming. 

Project Description


Being in college gives opportunities to work in a team that can be exciting, but not when your teammates come unprepared. This can easily lead to an unproductive meeting with distraction to team members. From going on your phone to side conversation with your other teammate. Distraction can easily prevent tasks from being completed and frustrate all team members.

Meet the team

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Henry Tran : Team Lead / Interaction Designer

Sarah Beth Doncals : Research / Industrial Design

Eric Flatt : Lead Arduino Engineer

Austin Lavalley : Visual Design / Content

Kajal Boghara : Content / Arduino Engineer

Sway is a product that helps teammates become aware of distractions in a discrete way. It allows team members to be responsible and productive throughout meetings. The web app is for team members to create their own priority list before coming into a meeting. This helps all team members to be more responsible and have clear goals of what they want to get out of the meeting. The web app consists of a data visualization based on the productivity of the meeting and suggests methods to have a more productive meeting in the future. The physical product is created to help teammates bring awareness to the distraction happening during the meeting. The physical product is a button that each team member would get to keep with them during the meeting. To initiate the meeting, users will grab the button from the center of the table. One of the buttons will turn yellow to indicate that they are the moderator of that meeting. Being the moderator means that they have to assign tasks to everybody based on the prioritized list created. As the team starts to work it starts a 20-minute timer for working. Throughout the meeting it allows the team members to simply notify the team when they are distracted by simply tapping the center of the button to change of light color slowly from green to red. 

Final Product



© 2019 by Kajal Boghara.